Ever used a Raw File destination in SSIS ? They’re FAST! Writing rows from
the pipeline to disk as quickly as possible. Raw Files are useful for increasing
the throughput speed of a data flow task by using them in Extract / Transform
The reason they are so efficient is they stored the data in a big binary
file. Try and read your data from these optimised files, and you’ll have a lot
of trouble figuring out whats what. Simon’s saved us all the hassle!
Download his new tool and simply point it at your raw file. It will load the
data so you can browse through it in a data grid. Much easier!
If you are having troubles selecting your files (I’ve been using the file
extension .dtsxraw on mine) just type *.* and hit enter in the open file
box to see all the files in your folder. Simon, that might be your first
bug to fix!